The Unhoused People of Denver

Homelessness is a complex issue that requires a comprehensive and compassionate approach. I am committed to finding real solutions to the issue of homelessness in Denver. My background as a development finance attorney, combined with my experience working with public housing authorities and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, provides a unique perspective on how to address this pressing issue.

I propose utilizing vacant or underutilized school buildings as temporary shelters during times of emergency.  Neighborhoods needs to be partners in this process. This solution not only provides much-needed shelter for those without a roof over their heads but also utilizes existing infrastructure and resources in an effective and efficient manner. In addition, I recognize the importance of the private sector in addressing homelessness and am committed to working with shelter providers to create partnerships that help to make a real impact.

I am is also open to exploring alternative solutions, such as allowing for commercial properties to be converted into housing, and the development of residential hotels. These types of facilities have been successful in other cities and can provide a cost-effective and flexible solution for those who are struggling to find permanent housing. As a member of the City Council, I will work to create a supportive regulatory environment that allows for the development of these facilities and ensure that they are equipped with the necessary support services to help those in need.

Here’s what we can do to help solve the problem, and help lift these folks off the streets!

  • The unhoused population in Denver is a humanitarian and environmental crisis
  • Need for creative and proactive solutions
  • Proposal to utilize vacant or underutilized school buildings as shelters during emergencies
  • The partnership between public and private sectors is essential to addressing the issue
  • Rethinking zoning laws to allow for commercial properties to be converted into housing
  • Consideration of residential hotels as a cost-effective and flexible housing solution

I have both experience in development finance and a commitment to innovative solutions.  Combined with the ability to create bipartisan coalitions and work with a variety of stakeholders I am the ideal candidate to lead the charge in addressing the issue of homelessness in Denver.